What is an Oxford?

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Back in Victorian-era Britain, boots were the go-to item of footwear for formal wear, mostly because horses were still the preferred method of transportation and the last thing you wanted was dirty socks. Life was probably hard enough, right? Then in the early 1800s, in typical schoolboy style, students at Oxford university lopped the tops …

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Ask Alex: Notes on Formality

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So, we’ve been through the finer details of men’s footwear, from the construction to the fitting to the polishing… But it’s time to go back to basics: formality. It may sound a bit mundane, but the differing formalities between particular styles of shoe are often overlooked and can sometimes mean the difference between landing that …

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